“HOLD MY EGG NOG” North Carolina Defies Democrats, Holds Christmas Parade

The following is a transcript of Todd’s morning radio commentary.

Hello Americans. I’m Todd Starnes with news and commentary next.

The good people of Youngsville, North Carolina said it would take more than a grinchy governor to stop their annual Christmas parade.

Governor Roy Cooper – a Democrat – has banned large gatherings across the state. And the local health department strongly urged citizens not to parade.

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In response some 500 people collectively said, “Hold my egg nog.”

Just about the entire town hauled out the holly, decked the halls and had a grand old Christmas parade.

Television news reporters from Raleigh were beyond outraged – breathlessly reporting how people were not wearing face masks or social distancing.

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One horrified journalist noted that people were singing Christmas carols – without race coverings.

“I’m taking the risk,” school teacher Lindsey Newton told the Raleigh News & Observer. “It’s tradition. If I could go to every person and say ‘Put your mask on,’ I’d probably get hit in the face. All I can say is the Good Lord’s in control.”

Mayor Fonzie Flowers dismissed concerns from Democrats and the reporters. He pointed out that if a few hundred people can gather inside Walmart or Lowes, then a few hundred folks can gather outside for a Christmas parade.

“Our parade is the exact opposite: outdoors, physically distanced, and masked,” Flowers told television station WECT. “To put it simply, if our state’s health guidelines allow over 2,000 people to be in a 4-acre Walmart at the same time, we believe it’s safe to have a fraction of that number along our outdoor parade route.”

Merry Christmas, Mr. Mayor.

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